Saturday, December 4, 2021

Friends of Unity December 2021 Blog Hop, Retro/Vintage

 Hello crafty friends! Happy Holidays! We are going retro for this hop. I absolutely love creating retro/vintage crafts. I am so excited for this month's hop.




I created two cards for this hop. This first one has more of a tetro vibe:








It is now only a few hours before our hop starts. For some reason, I was unable to upload my photos this past evening. I am so relieved I can now. I am so proud of these two cards and I couldn't wait to share. Isn't this woman fabulous? She screams, retro, don't you think? Six stamps were used on this card. The woman, Ikat background, stitching, and flower are all from the June 2019 SMAK, enjoy where you are. Filmstrip stamp is from the September 2017 SMAK, truest life. The beautiful sentiment is from simply blessed. 

As you may know, I absolutely love layering stamps. The trick is finding ones that compliment each other and the right color palette. And the bonus, no coloring necessary. So if you need a quick card, this is definitely the way to go. 

My second card screams vintage:






Three stamps were used here and they came from a 'vintage' Kit of the Month, I am referring to this kit as 'vintage' because it is from February 2013, so it is an older kit. It is called, let love grow. This has always been one of my favorite kits...just so many lovely images and sentiments. I stamped the ink well with quill on vintage themed paper. The sentiments were stamped on chipboard and sealed with a spray. Initially, I was going to use lace at the bottom of the card, but I saw this fun tulle trim in my stash and decided to go with that. 

I hope you can see my love for retro/vintage on these two cards.

Now, for even more inspo. Up next is Colleen with her beautiful creations. 





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Thanks everyone for your continued support! We hope you enjoyed our hop this month. Come back next month. Oh wow, it'll be 2022. The Friends of Unity have some amazing things lined up for the new year...so stay tuned.

Wishing you peace and love this holiday season!

Dawn





































38 comments:

  1. I totally see your love of retro and vintage in your cards, Dawn!! They are amazing! I love them both so much!

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  2. What great cards! I love them both!

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  3. Love the vintage look and especially the colours you have used

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  4. Wow your cards are gorgeous! The layers are awesome and it is definitely your style of cards. I can't decide which I love more and I am going to add the girl image to my wishlist! Love all of it!

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  5. Awesome,Amazing,Absolutely VINTAGE!!!! Dawn, your cards are exactly what's in my head, and never make it to paper...but, I loveLOVE YOUR style!!! Wish I had your talent!!
    Love you, my friend!!!

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  6. I love how you layer!! Gorgeous!! I think they are both very vintage feeling. The lady looks like she's from the 50's in those style of sunglasses & her hair style. Merry Christmas to you & yours!

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    1. Thank you so much Becca! I agree that she looks like she's from the 50's. Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!

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  7. I love these and love your stamp layering! I was excited to pick up a SMAK kit during the sale at such a great price!
    Vannessa Osbourn

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  8. Wow! Your cards are awesome! Exactly what I think of when I hear “vintage “. Beautiful

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  9. Yup that is exactly what I feel and think when I hear retro. Now? This ol gal wonders if that gorgeous moving lady card has a "tetro" theme as described and wonders what that was, soooo now reality hits and me thinks a typo and made me smile at how gullible I am, tee hee (I tried googling it and it is apparently a movie and not an era tee hee ha ha) love love these cards. Annnd happy happy anniversary. Thanks for the giggle.

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  10. Unity has some awesome vintage ladies and I love your lovely lady card.

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  11. 2 beautiful cards … the lady is my favourite, that stamp is awesome
    Pauline x

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  12. Gorgeous cards! Love the combination of stamps on the first one and all the mixed media elements on the second one.

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  13. Such lovely cards
    and Happy Holidays!
    Carla from Arizona

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  14. Dawn I love these so much!!!! So much detail!

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  15. The details and extras are amazing!

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  16. Love the style of your cards! Great images and details!

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  17. These are great, Dawn! Your love of retro/vintage really shines through on them.

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  18. Both are truly great vintage cards, but I just LOVE the first card - the gorgeous woman, your stamping techniques - perfect!

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